The Semai are famed as one of the most peaceful societies on earth. An important journal article from 1981 that explains how Semai beliefs foster their peacefulness has just been added to the website Archive. Robarchek (1981) describes the worldview of the Semai, with a particular focus on how they view positive and negative behaviors—goodness […]

“The peaceful ethos of the Ladakhis has much to teach modern Americans, whose comparatively violent way of life is morally suspect,” Uwe Gielen writes in a recent paper. “The comparison between the Ladakhi and the American ethos suggests that the American ethos is inherently flawed” (p.181). These forceful statements conclude a paper that describes the […]